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Maxar is looking to add a Software Engineer to our team to support a customer who has a fast-paced and exciting mission within the Intelligence Community (IC). This position will support stand-alone and integrated network and communication architectures for advanced technical missions.

Life with Us


The Software Engineer will work independently and as part of a cross-functional team comprised of technical experts supporting an established and growing Intelligence Community (IC) mission. You will need to quickly understand complex technical concepts and make assessments, and then articulate your recommendations to the customer. Previous experience working on-site to support the Department of Defense (DoD) and the Intelligence Community is highly desirable.


Maxar is a leading global provider of advanced space technology solutions for commercial and government markets including satellites, Earth imagery, geospatial data, and analytics. As a trusted partner, Maxar provides unmatched end-to-end advanced systems capabilities and integrated solutions expertise to help our customers anticipate and address their most complex mission critical challenges with confidence.

Maxar offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, life, and short/long-term disability insurance, vacation, and sick leave, 401(k) retirement plan, flexible spending account and tuition assistance. Maxar is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Day-to-Day with your Colleagues:

The Software Engineer will provide engineering design and analysis assessments for the customer’s communication systems, comm user equipment, and transport segments. The Software Engineer will be asked to provide technical expertise to support a variety of tasks to include, but not limited to:

  • Stand-alone and integrated network and communication architectures for command, control, and data transmission of developmental technical capabilities.
  • Provide technical support and assistance in the development of critical technologies to enable end-to-end communications capabilities.
  • Develop and perform analytical procedures to document and manage changing requirements and capabilities/technologies to ensure maximum operations.
  • Conduct scientific studies and experimentation directed toward increasing the fundamental knowledge and understanding in the fields of Radio Frequency communications, Cyber technologies, power systems, antennas, mobility, and navigation.
  • Evaluate unproven technology applications and identify potential risks.
  • Lead and manage multiple technical tasks in software design, implementation, and integration projects.
  • Independently perform exceptionally complex software development tasks.
  • Ensure efficient delivery of contract capabilities using industry standards and repeatable processes.
  • Mitigate risks, control costs/ schedule variances, and effectively manage large scale, integrated software project.
  • Test and validate prototypes in a simulated or real field environment.
  • Lead and manage multiple technical tasks in software design, implementation, and integration projects.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have active TS/SCI security clearance and be able and willing to obtain CI Polygraph.
  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline (4 additional years of relevant experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree).
  • 5 years of professional experience working in software engineering.

Preferred Skills:

  • Advanced degree in an Engineering discipline.
  • Experience working on-site at a customer location.
  • Experience working in DOD / IC.
  • Extensive experience with Windows, UNIX, Oracle, ArcGIS, ArcSDE, Visual Basic, web applications, data processing, system administration, system security.
  • Programming experience with Visual Basic, Cold Fusion, JAVA and/or other programming languages.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within or lead a team of peers, as well as excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Ability to communicate highly technical analyses at a level comprehensible to non-technical audiences and senior-level government representatives.
  • Ability to clearly express in writing, technical analysis results and site characterizations.
  • Practical RF systems knowledge gained through design, construction, or facilities management work experience.
  • Expert knowledge and use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

COVID-19 Update:

All Maxar U.S. employees and international employees who work in the U.S. and visit Maxar sites must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 no later than January 18, 2022, except in cases where legally entitled to an exception.

Maxar Technologies values diversity in the workplace and is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.


United States, Reston, VA

Posted 2 months ago

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